I have had acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine in the past and it did not result in a pregnancy. Why would it be any different at the Fertility and IVF Acupuncture Clinic?

There are a number of ways this question can be answered. Often this question is being asked by somebody who is unfamiliar to the treatment protocols used in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

The first response is to question who it was that treated you previously? Was it somebody who has a history or expertise in treating infertility or fertility related problems? If you are seeking treatment for infertility, it is strongly recommend you do so from an acupuncturist or Chinese medicine herbalist who specialises in infertility. Matters relating to infertility are highly technical areas in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Although some practitioners may treat infertility from time to time, they do not have the experience or knowledge to give you the best chance of pregnancy.

The next response relates specifically to Chinese herbal medicine. Many practitioners supply pills or tablets to their patients as a form of herbal therapy. These pills and tablets are not the most effective way to use Chinese herbal medicine. They are very weak and their efficacy is questionable. This not only the case in the treatment of infertility, but is true for all ailments. In addition to this, the pills and formulas are only available in generic formulas. This means you are not receiving a custom made formula of herbal medicine which is specifically tailored to treat your unique imbalance causing your infertility. So, if you were taking a generic formula which kind of, or sort of treated your infertility, or if you were prescribed ineffective pills or tablets, it is unfair to blame Chinese herbal medicine per se.

The last response to this question is related to the treatment protocol you received. At times, infertility patients decide to use the acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatment on their terms. They ignore the advice of the practitioner and think they can design their only treatment plan. Again, it is unfair to judge acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in these instances unless the full advice of the practitioner was followed.

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